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Electronic copies of publications can be provided upon request 


Bodnar TS, Ainsworth-Cruickshank GRJ, Billy V, Parfrey LW, Weinberg J, Raineki C (2024). Alcohol consumption during pregnancy differentially affects the fecal microbiota of dams and offspringScientific Reports, 14: 16121.

Wilson DA, Sullivan RM, Smiley JF, Saito M, Raineki C (2024). Developmental alcohol exposure is exhausting: Sleep and the enduring consequences of alcohol exposure during development. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 158: 105567.


Holman PJ, Raineki C (2023). Prenatal alcohol exposure and early life adversity: A translational perspective for dissecting compounding impacts. Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research, 47: 2227-2230.

*Invited commentary

Bodnar TS, Chao A, Holman PJ, Ellis L, Raineki C, Weinberg J (2023). Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Linking immune function to mental health status. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 17: 1214100.


Opendak M, Raineki C, Perry RE, Rincón-Cortés M, Song SC, Zanca RM, Wood E, Packard K, Hu S, Woo J, Martinez K, Vinod KY, Brown RW, Deehan GA Jr., Froemke RC, Serrano PA, Wilson DA, Sullivan RM (2021). Bidirectional control of infant social behavior by dopaminergic innervation of the basolateral amygdala. Neuron, 109: 4018-4035.e7.

Holman PJ, Raineki C, Chao A, Grewal R, Haghighat S, Fung C, Morgan E, Ellis L, Yu W, Weinberg J (2021). Altered social recognition memory and hypothalamic neuropeptide expression in adolescent male and female rats following prenatal alcohol exposure and/or early-life adversity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 126: 105146.


Bodnar TS, Raineki C, Wertelecki W, Yevtushok L, Plotka L, Granovska I, Zymak-Zakutnya N, Pashtepa A, Wells A, Honerkamp-Smith G, Coles CD, Kable JA, Chambers CD, Weinberg J, the CIFASD (2020). Immune network dysregulation associated with child neurodevelopmental delay: Modulatory role of prenatal alcohol exposure. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 17: 39.



Raineki C*, Opendak M*, Sarro E, Showler A, Bui K, McEwen BS, Wilson DA, Sullivan RM (2019). During infant maltreatment, stress targets hippocampus but stress with mother present targets amygdala and social behaviorProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116: 22821-22832.

*authors contributed equally


Raineki C, Morgan EJ, Ellis L, Weinberg J (2019). Glucocorticoid receptor expression in the stress-limbic circuitry is differentially affected by prenatal alcohol exposure and adolescent stressBrain Research, 1718: 242-251.


Lam VYY, Raineki C, Wang LY, Chiu M, Lee G, Ellis L, Yu W, Weinberg J (2019). Role of corticosterone in anxiety- and depressive-like behavior and HPA regulation following prenatal alcohol exposureProgress in Neuro-psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 90: 1-15.



Sagae SC, Zanardini B, Ribeiro-Paz ED, Amaral AC, Bronczek GA, Lubaczeuski C, Grassiolli S, Koehler-Santos P, de Oliveira JR, Donadio MVF, Raineki C (2018). Metabolic dysfunction in a rat model of early-life scarcity-adversity: Modulatory role of cafeteria dietExperimental Physiology, 103: 1481-1493.


Bodnar TS, Raineki C, Wertelecki W, Yevtushok L, Plotka L, Zymak-Zakutnya N, Honerkamp-Smith G, Wells A, Rolland M, Woodward TS, Coles CD, Kable JA, Chambers CD, Weinberg J, the CIFASD (2018). Altered maternal immune networks are associated with adverse child neurodevelopment: Impact of alcohol consumption during pregnancyBrain, Behavior, and Immunity, 73: 205-215. 


Lam VYY, Raineki C, Ellis L, Yu W, Weinberg J (2018). Interactive effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and chronic stress in adulthood on anxiety-like behavior and central stress-related receptor mRNA expression: Sex- and time-dependent effectsPsychoneuroendocrinology, 97: 8-19.


Lam VYY, Raineki C, Takeuchi LE, Ellis L, Woodward TS, Weinberg J (2018). Chronic stress alters behavior in the forced swim test and underlying neural activity in animals exposed to alcohol prenatally: Sex- and time-dependent effectsFrontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12: 42.


Raineki C, Ellis L, Weinberg J (2018). Impact of adolescent stress on the expression of stress-related receptors in the hippocampus of animals exposed to alcohol prenatallyHippocampus, 28: 201-216.



Raineki C, Bodnar TS, Holman PJ, Baglot SL, Lan N, Weinberg J (2017). Effects of early-life adversity on immune function are mediated by prenatal environment: Role of prenatal alcohol exposureBrain, Behavior, and Immunity, 66: 210-220.


Walker C-D, Bath KG, Joëls M, Korosi A, Larauche M, Lucassen PJ, Morris MJ, Raineki C, Roth TL, Sullivan RM, Taché Y, Baram TZ (2017). Chronic early life stress induced by limited bedding and nesting (LBN) material in rodents: Critical considerations of methodology, outcomes and translational potentialStress, 20: 421-448. 


Yan C-G, Rincón-Cortés M, Raineki C, Sarro E, Colcombe S, Guilfoyle DN, Yang Z, Gerum S, Biswal BB, Milham MP, Sullivan RM, Castellanos FX (2017). Aberrant development of intrinsic brain activity in a rat model of caregiver maltreatment of offspring. Translational Psychiatry, 7: e1005.


Sullivan RM, Sullivan-Wilson T, Raineki C (2017). Neurobiology of Infant attachment: Nurturing and abusive relationships. Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, 1-10.


Raineki C, Chew L, Mok P, Ellis L, Weinberg J (2016). Short- and long-term effects of stress during adolescence on emotionality and HPA function of animals exposed to alcohol prenatallyPsychoneuroendocrinology, 74: 13-23.


Perry RE, Al Aïn S, Raineki C, Sullivan RM, Wilson DA (2016). Development of odor hedonics: Experience-dependent ontogeny of circuits supporting maternal and predator odor responses in rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 36: 6634-6650.



Workman JL*, Raineki C*, Weinberg J, Galea LAM (2015). Alcohol and pregnancy: Effects on maternal care, HPA axis function, and hippocampal neurogenesis in adult femalesPsychoneuroendocrinology, 57: 37-50.

*authors contributed equally


Raineki C, Sarro E, Rincón-Cortés M, Perry R, Boggs J, Holman CJ, Wilson DA, Sullivan RM (2015). Paradoxical neurobehavioral rescue by memories of early-life abuse: The safety signal value of odors learned during abusive attachment. Neuropsychopharmacology, 40: 906-914.



Raineki C, Hellemans KGC, Bodnar T, Lavigne KM, Ellis L, Woodward TS, Weinberg J (2014). Neurocircuitry underlying stress and emotional regulation in animals prenatally exposed to alcohol and subjected to chronic mild stress in adulthoodFrontiers in Endocrinology, 5: 5. 

^Invited manuscript 


Raineki C, Lucion AB, Weinberg J (2014). Neonatal handling: An overview of the positive and negative outcomesDevelopmental Psychobiology, 56: 1613-1625. 

*Invited review 



Roth TL, Raineki C, Salstein L, Perry R, Sullivan-Wilson T, Sloan A, Lalji B, Hammock E, Wilson DA, Levitt P, Okutani F, Kaba H, Sullivan RM (2013). Neurobiology of secure infant attachment and attachment despite adversity: A mouse modelGenes, Brain and Behavior, 12: 673-680.


Raineki C, Lutz ML, Sebben V, Ribeiro RA, Lucion AB (2013). Neonatal handling induces deficits in infant mother preference and adult partner preferenceDevelopmental Psychobiology, 55: 496-507. 


Ribeiro RA, Raineki C, Gonçalves O, Franci CR, Lucion AB Sanvitto GL (2013). Reproductive dysfunction in female rats with renovascular hypertensionAmerican Journal of Hypertension, 26: 104-110.



Raineki C, Rincón-Cortés M, Belnoue L, Sullivan RM (2012). Effects of early-life abuse differ across development: Infant social behavior deficits are followed by adolescent depressive-like behaviors mediated by the amygdalaJournal of Neuroscience, 32: 7758-7765. 



Sagae SC, Grassiolli S, Raineki C, Balbo SL, da Silva ACM (2011). Sex differences in brain cholinergic activity in MSG-obese rats submitted to exerciseCanadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 89: 845-853.


Sevelinges Y, Mouly AM, Raineki C, Moriceau, S, Forest C, Sullivan RM (2011). Adult depression-like behavior, amygdala and olfactory cortex functions are restored by odor previously paired with shock during infant’s sensitive period attachment learningDevelopmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 1: 77-87.



Cecconello AL, Raineki C, Sebben V, Lucion AB, Sanvitto GL (2010). Effects of acute stress on sexual behavior in female rats: Participation of the central angiotensinergic systemBehavioural Brain Research, 207: 429-433.


Raineki C, Holman PJ, Debiec J, Bugg M, Beasley A, Sullivan RM (2010). Functional emergence of the hippocampus in context fear learning in infant ratsHippocampus, 20: 1037-1046.


Raineki C, Moriceau S, Sullivan RM (2010). Developing a neurobehavioral animal model of infant attachment to an abusive caregiverBiological Psychiatry, 67: 1137-1145.


Raineki C, Pickenhagen A, Roth TL, Babstock DM, McLean JH, Harley CW, Lucion AB, Sullivan RM (2010). The neurobiology of infant maternal odor learningBrazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 43: 914-919.


Moriceau S, Raineki C, Holman JD, Holman JG, Sullivan RM (2009). Enduring neurobehavioral effects of early life trauma mediated through learning and corticosterone suppressionFrontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 3: 22.


Raineki C, Sousa MA, Szawka RE, Lutz ML, Vasconcellos FT, Sanvitto GL, Izquierdo I, Bevilaqua LR, Cammarota M, Lucion AB (2009). Neonatal handling and the maternal odor preference in rat pups: Involvement of monoamines and CREB pathway in the olfactory bulbNeuroscience, 159: 31-38.


Raineki C, Shionoya K, Sander K, Sullivan RM (2009). Ontogeny of odor-LiCl vs. odor-shock learning: Similar behaviors but divergent ages of functional amygdala emergenceLearning and Memory, 16: 114-121.



Raineki C, Szawka RE, Gomes CM, Lucion MK, Barp J, Belló-Klein A, Franci CR, Anselmo-Franci JA, Sanvitto GL, Lucion AB (2008). Effects of neonatal handling on central noradrenergic and nitric oxidergic systems and reproductive parameters in female ratsNeuroendocrinology, 87: 151-159.



Gomes CM, Raineki C, Ramos de Paula GS, Severino GS, Helena CVV, Anselmo-Franci JA, Franci CR, Sanvitto GL, Lucion AB (2005). Neonatal handling and reproductive function in female ratsJournal of Endocrinology, 184: 435-445.

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Book Chapters

Robinson-Drummer PA, Roth T, Raineki C, Opendak M, Sullivan RM. Neurobiology of infant threat processing and developmental transitions. In: The Cognitive Neurosciences (Poeppel D, Mangun GR, Gazzaniga MS, Eds.). 6th edition, MIT Press: Cambridge, pp. 921-928, 2020.


Dalmaz C, Noschang C, Krolow R, Raineki C, Lucion AB. How postnatal insults may program development: Studies in animal models. In: Advances in Neurobiology: Perinatal Programing of Neurodevelopment (Antonelli M, Ed.). Springer: New York, vol. 10, pp. 121-147, 2015.


Sullivan RM, Raineki C, Moriceau S. Infant bonding and attachment. In: Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (Koob G, Thompson RF, Le Moal M, Eds.). Elsevier: Amsterdam, vol. 2, pp.105-112, 2010.


Sullivan RM, Moriceau S, Raineki C, Roth T. Ontogeny of infant fear learning and amygdala. In: The Cognitive Neurosciences (Gazzaniga MS, Ed.). 4th edition, MIT Press: Cambridge, pp. 889-903, 2009.

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